Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 17,046
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.99 (7/24/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 D $5 MS obverse 1857 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage of only 17,046 coins suggests an issue that is quite rare, and that is indeed the case for the 1857-D half eagle. Most of the coins seen for the date are only Very Fine or Extremely Fine. High-grade examples appear at auction with some regularity, but most are in the low range of About Uncirculated. The strike for the 1857-D half eagle is sometimes weak, mostly on the central portions. There have been about two dozen examples of the 1857-D half eagle graded by the major grading services. Many of these have been graded only recently and are only marginally Mint State. The finest example of the date is probably the Duke’s Creek NGC MS 63 coin. The Smithsonian also possesses a nice Mint State example of the issue.

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1857 D $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/25/1998 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1070, 1070/Lot# 1302 $6,330.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1158 $11,500.00
2/15/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3779 $3,162.50
2/3/2011 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9213 $661.25
1/9/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7205 $5,140.63
1/8/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6686 $9,987.50
8/5/2014 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3893 $1,586.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 D $5 MS
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14681564177120312382283931143560414145055102597168297746941113457187812669533464110
00000031143560414145055102597168297746941113457187812669533464100
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1857 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 8153
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4793
Owner: leeper
 
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